The Dayton Builders Exchange (DBX) is an association of construction-related firms, joined together to provide their companies with needed services to collectively work together towards the betterment of the Greater Miami Valley Construction Industry.
DBX Membership Benefits
Membership in the Dayton Builders Exchange can pay for itself many times over when members utilize the many valuable services that the DBX provides. Listed below are some of our services:
Full Service Plan Room and Online News
Builders Exchange, Inc. offers an easy to use online reporting service which tracks over 14,000 projects per year. The BX reports on projects throughout the entire state of Ohio as well as the bordering counties of Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana. As a member, you have access to our physical planrooms in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Dayton or real-time project information online. Online information includes leads for projects in the prebid stage as well as out for bid, bidders lists, apparent lows and contract awards along with plans, specs & addendum online. Create an online filter or track projects you are interested in bidding to receive a nightly email to alert you to new projects which fit your scope of work or changes made to projects you would like to bid. With an upgraded membership, you have access to the SAM Search – Spec and Addenda Mining. Search the entire spec book or addendum for a word or phrase and find your results in seconds.
Contact Kristin Niemeyer at 866-907-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to sign up for a free trial!
The Construction Journal
The BX of Dayton Construction Journal is published each month. It includes projects filed in the Plan Room, regional court news, lien fil-ings, area industry news articles, and educational seminar notices.
BXBid is an All-In-One, Easy to Use, Multi-Purpose Bid Delivery System. Manage documents, manage projects, accept bids, and manage your database all in one easy to use location!
Take a FREE trial and see for yourself how easy BXBid makes creating, controlling and managing your ITB's! Contact Kristin Niemeyer at 866.907.6300 or email@example.com
Workers Compensation Group Premium Discount Plan
Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium
Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Builders Exchange of Dayton workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Our program, administered by Sedgwick, offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.
For over 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers navigate Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, providing services to help them control claim-related costs and reduce premiums. Their team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, they serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009.
If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, click here to fill out the workers compensation group rating application or email our Program Manager, Julia Bowling at Julia.Bowling@Sedgwick.com
Sedgwick Safety Resource Page
To download and read the Group-Rating Safety Accountability Letter from the Ohio BWC, CLICK HERE
To view the BWC website Division of Safety and Hygiene, CLICK HERE
Safety Seminar Series
This includes Quarterly Safety Directors Meetings and a series of safety seminars including OSHA 10 hour, OSHA 30 Hour, Confined Space, and Powered Industrial Truck.
Drug-Free Workplace Training Service
DBX Staff are qualified to do both Employee and Supervisor training. We can perform this service either at your firm, or you can take advantage of regularly scheduled group training sessions in the DBX Classroom. For more information call Rachel Pinkus.
Legal Services Plan
This plan provides members with the ability to get back their investment in dues many times over. Every BX of Dayton Member is entitled to one free telephone consultation per month with attorney Bob Dunlevey of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP. This firm specializes in business, construction, occupational safety and employment law.
Team Building Night
This is an annual event where the BX of Dayton provides an evening for General Contractors and Subcontractors to renew business acquaintances and to establish new business contact between Generals and Subs. The evening also includes the presentation of the Annual BX of Dayton Craftsmanship and Architectural Awards.
DBX Safety Marketplace
DBX has launched a Safety Marketplace through the Beeline Purchasing Program. DBX members can buy safety products directly from manufacturers at considerable discounts - up to 30% savings.
If you have issues making a purchase, please contact Kevin Holden at Beeline Purchasing, 513-607-5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TekCollect specializes in early intervention on delinquent accounts. Their persistence, professionalism and pricing are unparalleled. And their service is completely Web-based for the most convenient, accessible, real-time account management solution available.
TekCollect caters specifically to small- and medium-sized businesses, enabling them to establish long-term relationships, provide personalized service and generate aggressive results. They successfully manage a portfolio of 30,000 clients around the country. And their recovery ratios are three times the national average.
All DBX members receive key account status. A designated TekCollect Account Manager will contact you on a monthly basis to review the status of your accounts receivable, implement custom solutions, and provide ongoing personal attention and support.
For all DBX members, TekCollect’s custom program includes two phases of aggressive collection efforts. The Primary Phase involves a series of professional contacts beginning with an Audit/Balance Verification notice. They follow up with strategic telephone campaigns, plus up to six high-impact written contacts, the final being an Attorney Demand. All delinquent accounts are reported to the credit bureaus. And for any debtors they are unable to contact, wthey will conduct electronic database skip tracing. Payment is directed to the DBX member for immediate account reconciliation and to help preserve and maintain the customer relationship. For more difficult collections and possible litigation processing, DBX members can elect to implement the Secondary Phase. At the conclusion of the Primary Phase, accounts that still remain delinquent can be transferred, with the member’s approval, to TekCollect’s Secondary Contingent Recovery Division.
For more information, contact Rachel Pinkus at email@example.com or 937-278-5723.
Builders Exchange Benefits (BXBenefits)
Builders Exchange Benefits (BXBenefits) is the broker for the BEX Benefit Plan. Members of The Builders Exchange, Inc. are eligible to purchase their Group Health Benefits through the BEX Benefit Plan (BEXBP). This plan, a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement or MEWA allows us to aggregate the member companies of the association to receive lower rates, offer competitive plan options and use of the Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus network of physicians and hospitals. BXBenefits is the broker for the new BEXBP,
Now more than ever, you need an experienced broker with the knowledge and resources to provide you with the best products and the highest level of service. BXBenefits can provide you with: Discounted group medical, dental, and optical coverage, discounted group life and disability plans, Medicare, Profit Sharing and 401(K) Plans designed for small businesses. BXB can also be your navigator regarding the Affordable Health Care Act.
VIP Automotive Program
Strong member only incentives plus added benefits like an increased powertrain warranty and price protection guarantee. Get exactly what you want! Shop for different makes and models all at once, without leaving your desk. Save on Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, FCA, Dodge, and Ford.
Discount Fuel Card
Reduce fuel costs up to 15% with our fuel program and dynamic smart buy app. Our program gives you the tools to find the lowest cost and discount stations with the freedom to fuel at any station Mastercard is accepted. Prevent unwanted spending with the best controls, unsurpassed fraud protection, and see exactly where each dollar is going using our first class reporting.
National Processing Solutions
Credit card processing is expensive and complex. BX of Dayton has teamed up with an Ohio-based company to bring you unbeatable processing rates and white-glove customer service. They take the disconnect and the guesswork out of your credit card income.
Public Records Bulletin
The Public Records Bulletin offers a synopsis of all commercial suits, liens, National bankruptcies, and judgments filed in various counties throughout Southwest Ohio.
- SUITS – signaling possible financial difficulties
- LIENS – alerting you that further investigation is needed
- JUDGEMENTS – against your customers warning you to monitor the account closely.
- NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS – helping you avoid costly credit extensions.
Full-time Association Staff
DBX Members received the service of a full time staff; ready to give direct answers to your questions or to find the source with the answer you need. We are always here to help with your issues and needs!
Natural Gas & Electricity Program (BX Energy Program)
The Builders Exchange, Inc. (“BX”) has partnered with Community Energy Advisors (“Community Energy”) to educate and empower BX Members to take control of their energy costs. The BX Energy Program is designed to provide a full suite of energy management services to BX Members.
In today's volatile energy market there are plentiful opportunities to shop for a better rate. Community Energy utilizes a competitive bid process to ensure BX Members receive the best rate. In addition, they specialize in the analysis of the entire bill to deliver savings and ROI from the utility
side as well.
1. All BX Members may request a free assessment of their utility bills to determine where savings opportunities exist, even if you are in an existing supply contract.
2. Enrollment is simple. Email or fax your most recent month's electric and gas bills to the BX. If it is determined that the program can provide you with a more competitive market rate, you will be provided with an authorization form that will enable you to be enrolled in the program.
To request your free assessment and to take control of your energy costs today, just send a copy of your most recent electric and natural gas bills to Kristin Niemeyer. One of our trusted energy advisors will then contact you to discuss your potential savings opportunities.
Contact: Kristin Niemeyer at 866-907-6300 (FAX 866-907-6304)
Member companies having phones registered under their company's federal identification number can receive 22% off their Verizon Wireless bills on programs that are $34.99 and higher. With our new partnership with NPP, the discount would come off the primary line only (account level line). The account level price gives the account the unlimited minutes and messaging and then they choose the amount of data they want on the account (1GB, 2 GB, 4GB, etc.). Again, this account level cost does receive the 22% discount. All employees can register their personal liable phones (registered under a social security number) for a 15% discount or 18% if they choose the paperless billing option. Everyone will receive a 25% discount on accessories.